Ossimi sheep originated in the Ossim village in the Giza
Governorate of Egypt and are the most popular among the Nile and Delta sheep
breeds. They are thought to be expanding their range at the expense of other
They are adapted to variable conditions and are usually
raised under intensive cropping conditions. They are a medium sized sheep,
narrow, with a shallow body and long legs. They are multi-colored, usually
white with a brown head, neck, and legs. They produce coarse/carpet wool and
have a fat tail. Rams are horned.